So India’s Parvathy Omanakuttan was the first runner up in Miss World 2008. Atleast, that’s what I think her name is. I’ve read various variations of her name in the news reports. The same yahoo slideshow first called her Parvathay, and then decided she was Parvathy Omanakuttai. My limited knowledge of Malayalam tells me “Kuttai” has a completely different meaning from “Kuttan”, so the news article was unintentionally hilarious.
You can see the Miss World contest judges know what they are doing. A Russian for Miss World and an Indian for first runner up. If you throw in last year’s Miss World (China), they have covered three of the four BRIC countries.
I predict that next year’s Miss World will be Brazilian. What do you say?
On another note, with so many beauty contests held every year, I am surprised that we don’t yet have everlasting world peace.